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30 Poems in 30 Days Competition

Announcing the Community Writing Center's Annual 30 Poems in 30 Days Writing Competition! Write 30 poems based on daily prompts throughout the month of April. Winners will have a chapbook of their original poems produced by the CWC.

Register by April 30th, either online or in person, for just $5 (fee can be waived on request).

April 1, 2019 at 10:00 a.m., the first of the 30 writing prompts will be posted on the CWC’s Facebook (@CommunityWritingCenter) and Instagram (@slcc_cwc) accounts. Each morning, a new prompt will be posted. Participants must meaningfully incorporate each prompt into the corresponding poem. Contestants must submit their poems via Submittable or in person at the CWC by May 4th, 2019. Please see our full rules and regulations.

This competition is offered in partnership with the Natural History Museum of Utah and the Salt Lake City Public Library.

Featured Workshop

Creative Writing Basics

3-part workshop
May 28, June 4 & 11 (Tuesday), 6-8 pm

Join the CWC in this workshop on the basics of creative writing. We’ll break down some pop culture sources in order to discover how good stories are made. If you have a story that you’re already working on, great. If not, we hope to inspire one. Come ready to discuss basic structures of story and do some writing of your own.

Cost: $30. Registration is required.
Location: CWC, 210 East 400 South #8

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The SLCC CWC

The SLCC Community Writing Center (CWC) supports, motivates and educates people of all abilities and educational backgrounds who want to use writing for practical needs, civic engagement and personal expression. In addition to an open space available for writing, we provide opportunities to enhance writing abilities through such programs as Writing Coaching , Writing Workshops, the DiverseCity Writing Series, Salt Lake Teens Write, and Community Writing Partners. Recipient of the 2012 Mayor's Artist Award and the 2012 League of Innovations Award. More information for a brief history of the CWC. These programs are open to all Salt Lake area residents.

Note: If you are an SLCC student working on an academic assignment, please visit the Student Writing & Reading Center.

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